Lent Fast Day Soup Lunches – Thank You So Much!

Soup lunch at Our Lady Immaculate Westbour

Soup lunch at Our Lady Immaculate Westbourne

Many thanks to all those parish volunteers who organised a soup lunch or supper on Friday 6th March Lent fast day. We really appreciate all you do to raise funds for CAFOD and to enable your fellow parishioners to put their faith into action and show their love and concern for those living in poverty around the world.

As Jesus said “In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me” (Mt. 25: 40)

Thank you to Susan Kelly our parish volunteer at Our Lady Immaculate Westbourne for sending us the photo of their soup lunch.

Sale of gifts raises over £360 at St Bede’s Basingstoke

Sale of gifts

Sale of gifts

What a fantastic idea to have a a sale of unwanted gifts in aid of CAFOD’s Lent fast day appeal. A great way to recycle as well as raising money! Over £360 was raised which is just amazing!  So many thanks to Barbara and Joy at St Bede’s Church Basingstoke for organising the sale and to all those who donated gifts and brought a bargain!

We have a lot of great fundraising ideas on our website here so why not be inspired and try a new way to raise money for CAFOD.



St John the Baptist Primary in Andover are focused on their Lenten goals!

St john the Baptist Primary Andover

St john the Baptist Primary Andover

Many thanks to Roger Coveney, one of our fantastic CAFOD school volunteers for visiting St John the Baptist Primary in Andover  to share CAFOD’s Lent fast day assembly on the Amazon.

During the assembly Roger explained that The Amazon Rainforest which is home to many people and animals covers over 2 million square miles including 9 countries, and is very important for the earth’s climate.

The Amazon

The Amazon

However we are losing the rainforest, and every minute the area the size of a football pitch is cut down or burnt. So CAFOD is supporting people like Davi from the Yanomami, an indigenous group of people who live in Brazil, and who are protecting the rainforest from destruction.

The children were so inspired by the assembly that they thought of ways to help save the rainforest and put them on their amazing “goal ” display (above).

If you are interested in inspiring young people to make a difference in their world then why not consider becoming a CAFOD school volunteer! Training and support is provided and we are looking for more schools volunteers in Hampshire, Berkshire and Guernsey. So do get in contact to find out more portsmouth@cafod.org.uk